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The Post

The Post is a non-profit, second-hand store located in Downtown Medicine Hat that primarily focuses on clothing and furniture. All proceeds that are made go to Metal Health organizations and The Post is primarily staffed by volunteers, some with health conditions who are getting experience to get back on their feet and perhaps find their way into the work-field. They usually have a wide selection of clothing for all ages and sizes and at least a dozen couches, chairs or tables at any time.

Other objects that can be found include lamps, footwear, sporting and fitness equipment, sometimes video games, board games, televisions and computer monitors and much more. They also offer a small section of VHS, DVD and CDs.

Some cool finds I have seen in the store include a bow and arrow set (which I accidentally broke and then fixed) and a couple archaic Sega Genesis games in their original factory sealed packaging which Vaughn bought (and were worth 3 or 4 times the amount he paid, I think).

Donations can be made in front of the store, which can be identified by the usual overflowing bins by the doorway.

The Post can be found at 410 South Railway Street SE.

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6 Responses to “The Post”

  1. August 7th, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Vaughn says:

    3 or 4 times? I paid $4 for both of them and they are worth $300-$340 combined, that’s a little more than 3 of 4 times :P.

  2. August 7th, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Sean says:

    Oh I thought they were $15 each or something and you got two. Whatev.

  3. August 8th, 2009 at 4:45 AM

    gdeang says:

    The Post is also a non-profit operation which uses all proceeds to support Mental Health organizations. The Post is mostly staffed by volunteers, some with underlying health conditions who are getting experience to get back on their feet and perhaps find their way into the workfield. Others are volunteering to give of their time.

    A friend of mine has schizophrenia and has worked at the The Post in various positions to volunteer in any way he can.

  4. August 8th, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Sean says:

    Thanks Gdeang, I didn’t know that at all. Sounds like a pretty helpful place not only for people to buy from, but to support the community as well.

  5. August 9th, 2009 at 12:37 AM

    gdeang says:

    You are welcome, Sean. I just became aware of your site through a link from another local website and really enjoy the local focus, and am only too happy to contribute where I can.

    The Post and Salvation Army Thrift Store are similar in being non-profit with proceeds going to help people in need, and rely on donations of items to resell at low cost.

    I believe Value Village takes some of the profits for their organization and donates the remainder to charity.

  6. August 10th, 2009 at 6:28 PM

    Vaughn says:

    Thanks again for the information, I have updated the post a bit to reflect your comments – I think it should be made clear without reading down to the comments here.

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